Monday, August 20, 2018

Globe GC-1B Swift, N80932: Incident occurred August 17, 2018 at Wellington Aero Club Airport (FD38), West Palm Beach, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Bounced on landing and went off the runway into a ditch.

http://registry.faa.gov/N80932

Date: 17-AUG-18
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: N80932
Aircraft Make: GLOBE
Aircraft Model: GC 1B
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WEST PALM BEACH
State: FLORIDA








WELLINGTON, Fla. (CBS12) — A single engine plane crashed Friday afternoon near the Wellington Aero Club.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, the two people in aircraft got in a golf cart and went home after the landing.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue were able to find the people at the house and both were taken to the hospital. 

One was transported via ground ambulance and another was transported by air ambulance.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. 

Story and video ➤ https://cbs12.com

Beech N35 Bonanza, N1330Z: Accident occurred August 17, 2018 in Mayport, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Crashed into ocean due to unknown circumstances.

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http://registry.faa.gov/N1330Z

Date: 17-AUG-18
Time: 15:25:00Z
Regis#: N1330Z
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: N35
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: MAYPORT
State: FLORIDA

Bart Albert



A pilot is said to be OK after his plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean Friday about three miles off Mayport, according to the Coast Guard.

A Good Samaritan was able to pull the man, identified as Bart Albert, from the water.

Albert, who has been flying since 1970, joked with First Coast News that his landing on the water was smoother than some of his landings on land. Albert's plane, a 1961 Beech BE-35 aircraft, sunk into the ocean and there are no plans for recovery.

Albert was expected to take off around 9 a.m. but was delayed due to low clouds.

The pilot's business partner says the pilot took off Rutherford County, North Carolina around 10 a.m. and was heading home to Ormond Beach in a routine flight he says he always takes when his aircraft went down at around 11:30 a.m.

The plane went down about three miles off the coast of Mayport. The pilot told First Coast News he was initially told to land at Mayport, but didn't have the altitude to make it.

“Soon as it lost power I turned west toward the beach, declared a mayday, they sent a helicopter out, but fortunately there were some fisherman out there that hooked me first.”

“Right about the worst possible distance from the shore, the engine quit making engine noises," Albert said.

This is the first time in 50 years of flying that Albert has ever experienced engine failure, but said it wasn't scary, as his training kicked in.

"I opened the door right away so if the plane went under water I could get the door open." Albert said. "And then I climbed out onto the wing. And when it started pitching nose down I got into the water."

Albert said it was a perfect landing into the water, but he just didn't have anything to stop the plane from going down. "I've made worse landings on land," he said.

“I like boring when you’re in an airplane. Excitement is never a good thing," Albert added.

The Florida Aviation Administration says they will investigate.

Story and video ➤ https://www.firstcoastnews.com

Bart Albert



MAYPORT, Fla. - A pilot forced to ditch in the Atlantic Ocean near Mayport after he lost the engine on his small plane Friday morning was quickly rescued from the water by a nearby fishing charter group.

"They were out fishing. Fortunately, I was on the menu," pilot Bart Albert said, taking a good-natured view of what could have been a harrowing experience.

Albert said he left Asheville, North Carolina, on Friday morning and was headed to Ormond Beach when he lost power to the engine about 10 miles offshore.

"There were some four-letter words that I don’t want to mention," Albert said of how he reacted. "There was a normal procedure that I followed; did all the mechanical checks and realized it wasn’t going to start."

He declared a mayday and headed toward land but had to ditch the plane in the water about 3 miles out.

“I had no power. As the plane was going forward, it was losing air speed, so I did the normal procedures," said Albert, who was the only person on the six-seater plane.

He brought the 1961 Beechcraft Bonanza down as gently as he could. He said the plane sank almost immediately, and he was left treading water without a life preserver.

"I got the door open before it got underwater and I couldn’t get it open, got out on the wing, and I couldn’t grab any belongings -- they went down with the (plane)," Albert said.

But within five minutes, a fishing charter captained by Don Dingman came to the rescue, pulling Albert out of the water.

Dingman, who is married to News4Jax meteorologist Rebecca Barry, said it was ironic that his boat was in the right place at the right time, because his charter had been delayed Friday morning by several hours.

Dingman said his charter group saw the plane coming down and a Navy helicopter hovering nearby. The chopper had responded to the mayday call.

Dingman, who hosts a children's fishing show called "Hook the Future," said at first they weren't sure what was happening with the plane and thought the pilot might be a smuggler.

But when the plane disappeared below the surface in about 8 seconds, they knew the pilot was in trouble and rushed over to help.

"Thank God we got him," Dingman said after his group safely deposited Albert back on land at Morningstar Marina, where the pilot was able to fill his family in on the unexpected adventure.

"On first contact (with my wife) I told her I had to land in Mayport, so I would not be making the landing in Ormond," Albert said. "Once we got on the beach, I told her where I (landed) in the water. I did not want to panic her, you know."

A Coast Guard crew was later called out to the crash site, and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate. Boaters are being advised to steer clear of the area, in case some objects from the plane float to the surface. 

Albert said he's not sure they'll be able to salvage his plane.

Story and video ➤ https://www.news4jax.com

Hughes 369D, registered to Helicopters Unlimited and operated by Western Helicopters Inc, N105JL: Accident occurred August 17, 2018 at Riverside Municipal Airport (KRAL), California

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N105JL

Location:  Riverside, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA226
Date & Time: 08/17/2018, 1050 PDT
Registration: N105JL
Aircraft: Hughes 369
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On August 17, 2018, about 1050 Pacific daylight time, a Hughes 369D helicopter, N105JL, was substantially damaged following a hard landing during a practice autorotation at Riverside Municipal Airport (RAL), Riverside, California. The certified flight instructor received minor injuries and the pilot receiving instruction was seriously injured. The helicopter was registered to Helicopters Unlimited, La Crescenta, California, and operated by Western Helicopters, Inc., Riverside, California, in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological condition prevailed for the local instructional flight, which departed RAL about 1030, and no flight plan was filed.

In a statement submitted to the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge, the certified flight instructor reported that after he and the student had both performed several uneventful power recovery autorotations, he advised the student that the next evolution would be a full touch down, 180o autorotation. The instructor stated that during the maneuver the helicopter was turning back to the runway slower than he wanted it to. When he realized that they were going to be short of the intended landing zone, he advanced the throttle to make a power recovery, but the descent was greater than anticipated. The instructor opined that he then told the student to level the skids, and that he was on the controls to assist him. Subsequently, the helicopter landed hard, which resulted in the tail boom separating and the main rotor blades contacting the ground. The helicopter then spun around to the right, during which the student was ejected from the helicopter. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Hughes
Registration: N105JL
Model/Series: 369 D
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Western Helicopters Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  Pilot School (141); Commuter Air Carrier (135); Rotorcraft External Load (133)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: RAL, 818 ft msl
Observation Time: 1102 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 12000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , Variable
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 9 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Riverside, CA (RAL)
Destination: Riverside, CA (RAL)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 33.930833, -117.447500



Riverside Police Department

August 17 at 3:14 PM · 

HARD LANDING BY AIRCRAFT AT RIVERSIDE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

Just before 11:00 a.m. this morning, the Riverside Police & Fire Dispatch Center received a call from the flight tower at the Riverside Municipal Airport (KRAL) regarding a helicopter making a hard landing on one of the runways.

The privately owned helicopter had two occupants. One occupant was medically evaluated at the scene with only minor injuries. The second occupant appeared to have been ejected from the helicopter upon landing. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

A rotor blade and the tail rotor did break off but there was no apparent fire or fuel spill as a result of the hard landing. The aircraft was rendered safe and the airport is making their notifications to the proper investigating agencies. Any further inquiries should be directed to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and/or National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).


A passenger was hospitalized August 17th, after a helicopter made a hard landing on a Riverside Municipal Airport runway – ejecting the man and breaking off parts of the aircraft, Riverside police said.

Taylor Herrly, 20, was cleaning his work van at nearby Lou’s Lock & Safe when he saw the helicopter come in for landing.

After at least one failed attempt, Herrly said, the helicopter came down hard and struck the ground tail first. A man, later determined to be the passenger, was ejected.

Another man, the pilot, looked to be momentarily knocked out and was being tossed around like a “rag doll,” he said, because the helicopter’s engine was still running. The pilot, Herrly said, turned off the engine then immediately attended to the injured man lying on the ground.

Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback confirmed a passenger was seriously injured after apparently being tossed from the helicopter. His condition was not known.

The impact caused the tail of the helicopter to break off and land about a dozen feet from the body of the helicopter, Herrly said, and a blade was launched over an airport fence, landing in front of a nearby business complex.

“Around 11 a.m. today, a Hughes MD500 D helicopter was performing flight training auto gyros when it hit hard at Riverside,” said Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Firefighter personnel took the passenger to an area hospital after evaluating both men.

An instructor and a student were on board, the Riverside Fire Department said.

The cause of the hard landing was not immediately clear. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.pe.com 

Beechcraft 36 Bonanza, N9031S: Accident occurred August 18, 2018 near Southwest Washington Regional Airport (KKLS), Kelso, Cowlitz County, Washington

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Hillsboro, Oregon

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N9031S

Location: Kelso, WA
Accident Number: WPR18TA243
Date & Time: 08/18/2018, 2125 PDT
Registration: N9031S
Aircraft: Beech 36
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 18, 2018, about 2125 Pacific daylight time, a Beech 36, N9031S, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a total loss of engine power about two nautical miles south of Southwest Washington Regional Airport (KLS), Kelso, Washington. The certificated private pilot and his sole passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal cross-country flight, which was being operated in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. No flight plan was filed. The flight departed Tacoma Narrows Airport (TIW), Gig Harbor, Washington, about 2100, with Portland International Airport (PDX), Portland, Oregon, as its destination.

In a telephone interview with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge, the pilot reported that en route to PDX at an altitude of 2,000 ft mean sea level, the engine quit. The pilot stated that he subsequently landed in an open field with the landing gear extended, which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing's aft spar. The pilot mentioned that he had filled both fuel tanks prior to departing TIW, and that the engine had just been overhauled.

The airplane was recovered to a secured facility for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N9031S
Model/Series: 36 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLS, 20 ft msl
Observation Time: 2156 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Tacoma, WA (TIW)
Destination: Portland, OR (PDX)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 46.103889, -122.897500

Cirrus SR22T, N1133T: Accident occurred August 19, 2018 at Granbury Regional Airport (KGDJ), Hood County, Texas

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas, Texas
Cirrus; Duluth, Minnesota 

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


http://registry.faa.gov/N1133T

Location: Granbury, TX

Accident Number: CEN18LA341
Date & Time: 08/19/2018, 2019 CDT
Registration: N1133T
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 19, 2018, about 2019 central daylight time, a Cirrus SR22 T airplane, N1133T, impacted obstructions when the airplane exited runway 14 during a landing at the Granbury Regional Airport (GDJ), near Granbury, Texas. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane sustained substantial wing and fuselage damage during the runway excursion. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Dusk visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from GDJ about 2149.

According to preliminary information, the purpose of the flight was to practice an instrument flight rules approach. The pilot checked all flight controls for full movement and then departed from runway 14 to the North. He set autopilot to intercept the area navigation approach to runway 14 at its initial approach fix. The auto pilot intercepted the approach normally and the airplane made a procedure turn to intercept the approaches' glidepath. The glidepath was flown down to minimums and a go around was established. The go around button was used which suspend the landing sequence on the computer. During the climb to 2,700 ft, a waypoint was set manually to reestablish computer sequencing. Upon arrival at the waypoint, the autopilot was disengaged using the panel autopilot button. The pilot subsequently proceeded into the downwind leg of the pattern for runway 14. All flight controls seemed to perform normally. The right-hand turn to base and right-hand turn to final were made normally. On final minimal rudder inputs were made. As the pilot started to flare, he started putting in more rudder inputs. However, he could not depress the left rudder pedal fully. The airplane touched down about 80 kts on the main landing gear while the pilot was holding all the left rudder he could. The airplane started to veer to the right and continued off the runway until impacting a ditch, fence, and tree. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Registration: N1133T
Model/Series: SR22 T
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGDJ, 778 ft msl
Observation Time: 1935 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 120°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Granbury, TX (KGDJ)
Destination: Granbury, TX (KGDJ)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  32.444444, -97.816944 (est)



Granbury dentist Dr. Michael McCoy escaped serious injuries when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed near the Granbury Regional Airport Sunday about dusk. He suffered a cut leg when climbing over a barbed-wire fence after the crash, good friend and DPS spokesman Dub Gillum said. Dr. McCoy, an experienced pilot, was practicing landings when the plane’s rudder malfunctioned, he told Gillum.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://hcnews.com

Beech B36TC Bonanza, N6860W: Incident occurred August 20, 2018 near La Porte Municipal Airport (T41), Harris County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Crashed in wooded area.

RD Airways LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N6860W

Date: 20-AUG-18
Time: 11:50:00Z
Regis#: N6860W
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: B36TC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: LA PORTE
State: TEXAS





LA PORTE, Texas (KTRK) -- A small plane crash landed in some trees after striking a building near Spencer Highway in La Porte.

SkyEye 13 was above an area in the 11200 block of Spencer Highway where the plane came to rest.

According to Texas DPS, the pilot took off and immediately noticed engine trouble. The pilot tried to put the plane down safely, but glanced off a nearby building, damaging the roof.

"My fan actually shook really bad. I was like, 'Oh my gosh, something just happened,'" neighbor Priscilla Salazar said.

Salazar lives near the La Porte Municipal Airport, and only feet away from the crash.

The pilot told investigators that he was looking for an underpopulated area to land the plane, and decided to land across the street from the airport. He was about 1,000 to 2,000 feet away from a neighborhood.

"It's a scary thing to know that it could have crashed into one of our houses," Salazar said.

DPS says the pilot was the only person on board the plane, and was not injured.

Crash investigators with the National Transportation and Safety Board are working to figure out what exactly happened.

Story and video ➤ https://abc13.com

Stolp SA-750 Acroduster Too, N787WM: Fatal accident occurred August 20, 2018 near Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), Phoenix, Arizona

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona
Lycoming Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N787WM

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Accident Number: WPR18FA229
Date & Time: 08/20/2018, 0645 MST
Registration: N787WM
Aircraft: James E Causey Acroduster II
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 20, 2018, about 0645 mountain standard time, an Acroduster II experimental amateur-built airplane, N787WM, was substantially damaged following a loss of control and impact with terrain about 650 ft east-southeast of the southeast boundary of Deer Valley Airport (DVT), Phoenix, Arizona. Both the front and rear seat certified private pilots sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was registered to a private individual; however, it was reported that two days prior to the accident the rear seat pilot had purchased the airplane. The local flight was being operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which departed DVT about 0625.

It was reported that prior to the accident the pilot had performed 4 takeoffs and landings uneventfully. However, while in the traffic pattern for the fifth landing, and while turning from left downwind to left base leg for runway 25L, the airplane's left wing stalled, followed by a spin prior to impact with terrain. An initial onsite inspection of the wreckage revealed that all components necessary for flight were accounted for.

The airplane was recovered to secured facility for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: James E Causey
Registration: N787WM
Model/Series: Acroduster II
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: DVT, 1428 ft msl
Observation Time: 0645 MST
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Phoenix, AZ (DVT)
Destination: Phoenix, AZ (DVT) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  33.683611, -112.065556

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.

Ted Rich and Elaine Carpenter



PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -  The two victims in Monday morning's small plane crash have been identified.

The pilot has been identified as 54-year-old, Theodore Rich and the passenger has been identified as 49-year-old Elaine Carpenter.

Both victims died after a "home-built" small plane went down in the roadway near Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix early Monday morning.

The small plane went down just before 7 a.m. near Seventh Street and Deer Valley Road.

Aerials over the scene showed multiple medical personnel working on extricating one of the victims.

The FAA says the plane was a single-engine, home-built Acroduster.

Officials say the pilot was practicing "touch-and-go" maneuvers when the crash occurred.

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second victim was rushed to the hospital, but he later died.

At least two vehicles were struck by the plane while it crashed. Van Hook said no one inside the vehicles reported any injuries.

He said no flames were reported following the crash, however, fuel did spill over the roadway.

"We did have hazmat crews come out and monitor the air," Van Hook said. "We will leave a crew on scene to be a liaison for that hazmat component."

Road closures were reported in the area throughout the morning,

But by 1:45 p.m., Phoenix police reported that the intersection of Seventh Street and Deer Valley had reopened.

Heather Lissner, a spokeswoman for Deer Valley Airport, said there was no impact to flight travels from or to Deer Valley Airport.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Story and video ➤  http://www.azfamily.com








PHOENIX (KSAZ) - FOX 10 has learned that two people are dead after a small airplane crashed on the roadway near the Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix.

In a statement released Monday afternoon by Phoenix Police Sergeant Mercedes Fortune, the plane's pilot was identified as 54-year-old Theodore Rich, and the passenger onboard was identified as Elaine Carpenter, 49.

According to Ian Gregor, a spokesman with the FAA, the aircraft is a single-engine, home-built Acroduster that crashed under unknown circumstances.

Story and video ➤ http://www.fox10phoenix.com










PHOENIX - Officials are investigating a deadly plane crash near 7th Street and Deer Valley Road on Monday morning. 

The FAA says the aircraft involved is a single-engine, home-built Acroduster. It reportedly crashed in the intersection around 6:50 a.m. under unknown circumstances. 

Two people were killed in the crash, according to Phoenix aviation officials.

Phoenix police identified the pilot killed in the crash as 54-year-old Theodore Rich and the passenger as 49-year-old Elaine Carpenter.

Video from the scene showed emergency crews working around debris in the roadway near several damaged cars. Police told media on scene the vehicles had substantial damage but no one on the ground was hurt. 

The intersection reopened to traffic in all directions just before 2 p.m.

Story and video ➤ https://www.abc15.com